EE - Estonia

Estonia is a country in the Baltic states which borders Latvia, Russia and overlooks the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland.
     Southern Estonia – Second city in the country Tartu is a vibrant university city. On the border with Russia extends the lake of Peipsi whose beaches are very popular in summer. It also includes Otepää and Viljandi.

When to go
The climate is sub-continental. The coastal areas are more influenced by the Baltic Sea, with cold and very humid winters and summers that alternate intense heat with disturbances with decidedly cool temperatures.

The Baltic waters keep the temperatures of the coastal strip relatively high until the end of September when the first sporadic and mild frosts can occur in areas furthest from the sea.

The Estonian climate is less varied than that of neighboring countries such as Finland, Sweden and Russia. The average minimum temperatures (generally detected in February) are anywhere between -3 and -7 ° C and the temperatures remain continuously below 0 ° C for several weeks.

Spring and summer are short seasons, and September is an already thermally autumnal month, although not infrequently the days are clear and bright and the daytime temperatures can still be very pleasant.

Precipitation is more abundant in the northern part of the country, but in general the annual rainfall is not particularly high, and is distributed mainly in the summer months and early autumn.

On the internal plains the lack of mountain barriers makes the exchange between different air masses particularly quick; sometimes very violent thunderstorms occur. Winters, on the other hand, see precipitations that are generally scarce and almost exclusively snowy.

Territories and tourist destinations
Estonia is divided into 15 provinces: Harjumaa, Hiiumaa, Ida-Virumaa, Järvamaa, Jõgevamaa, Laanemaa, Lääne-Virumaa, Pärnumaa, Põlvamaa, Raplamaa, Saaremaa, Tartumaa, Valgamaa, Viljandimaa and Võruma.
Northern Estonia – The capital Tallinn is located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland opposite Helsinki to which it is connected by a ferry combo.
Proceeding on the east coast in the direction of Narva, taking a branch to the left of the E20 you will find the small holiday resorts of Loksa and Võsu within the Lahemaa National Park. Beyond are the cities of Rakvere with a medieval castle erected by the Danes, Sillamäe reaching Narva, the third city in the country on the border with Russia

On the west coast of the capital is located Paldiski which was an important military base during the Soviet occupation.
      Ida-Virumaa (or eastern Estonia) – Located on the border with Russia. Narva is the easternmost point of the country. Seaside resorts such as Toila and Narva-Jõesuu are among the best in Estonia.
      Western Estonia – The coast on the Baltic Sea is crowned by several islands frequented in the summer such as Saaremaa, Hiiumaa, Vormsi, Kihnu. On the mainland the most interesting centers are: Haapsalu, Pärnu.

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